Research policy for 2023-2032

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In September 2023, the Rector adopted a research policy at SGH. It was developed by a team of top researchers at our university. The introduction of the research policy is aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of scientific research at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, and at raising its recognition in the national and international research environment. In addition, it is important to increase the attractiveness of SGH as a research-oriented institution.

The research policy sets an objective in the area of research: to achieve A category in all disciplines assessed at SGH by 2032, and for at least two of them to achieve A+ category, as well as to secure at least one grant awarded by the European Research Council.

The objective of the research policy is in line with the development strategy of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics for 2022-2032 for the development of scientific research excellence: it is to provide a basis for the development of knowledge, innovation and creativity, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of societies, the functioning of economies and the development of civilization. The research policy defines priority activities and how to implement them.

As part of the research policy, the following main lines of action have been identified:
– development and support of ongoing research in priority areas, that focus on innovation, vital and resilient growth, and inclusive and resilient societies, taking into account the theory, research practice, as well as the important megatrends, such as the development of artificial intelligence. Research priorities are also linked to Sustainable Development Goals;
– internationalisation of the school’s research activities, including the acquisition and implementation of projects in international cooperation, especially those funded by international institutions (such as the European Commission), internationalisation of doctoral school, and acquiring the missing AACSB accreditation to the “triple crown”;
– open access and implementation of the open access policy, which serves to ensure universal and free access to the knowledge contained in scientific works and research data developed as part of SGH research;
– cooperation with the social and economic environment, including partnership with the most prestigious economic conferences in Poland, supporting development of start-ups, enhancing cooperation with business and public policy actors;

The implementation of the research policy requires investment, particularly supporting academic careers. The research policy envisages: 
– investing in researchers, particularly those at an early stage of their academic career: activities to support outstanding students, doctoral students, assistant professors and persons awarded a doctoral degree at an early stage of their scientific development. We also envisage activities contributing to the development of experienced researchers, particularly aimed at their ability to build research teams that operate effectively in an international research environment. 
– Promoting gender equality. The Gender Equality Plan (GEP), adopted in 2022, is being implemented at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. This plan contains a set of measures, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure that the principles of equality and diversity are respected by the entire SGH community and that it is free from any form of discrimination.

In addition, organisational solutions are planned for the adequate:
– support for the implementation of research projects: developing activities and procedures aimed at the effective implementation of scientific projects by developing resources and processes to provide ongoing support to project managers and project teams with regard to project organisation, reporting and record keeping. Efforts are underway to reduce barriers and simplify the existing procedures related to project implementation. The aim of these measures is to relieve scientists from doing administrative work.
– monitoring and evaluation of scientific activity: implementing solutions for the continuous and regular monitoring of the effects of the scientific activities of academic teachers, research units and colleges, which include: publication activity, implementation of research projects and international cooperation. Monitoring also serves to identify outstanding researchers and teams with the highest research potential.  


DR HAB. AGNIESZKA CHŁOŃ-DOMIŃCZAK, prof. SGH, Vice Rector for Research, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography, SGH Collegium of Economic Analysis

DR HAB. AGNIESZKA CHŁOŃ-DOMIŃCZAK, prof. SGH, Vice Rector for Research, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography, SGH Collegium of Economic Analysis